Larry Floyd Helm

Larry Floyd Helm, 74, of Kansas City, formerly of Polo, passed away Dec. 8, 2012.

Larry was born to Harry Floyd and Alma (Ashbrook) Dec. 12, 1937 in Kansas City, Mo.

He was raised on a farm in Polo.  He attended school in Polo, while working part-time for the Polo Co-op.  He graduated in 1955 as salutatorian.  After graduation Larry worked in Kansas City, Mo., for the First National Bank and then for Midwest Feed & Grain Company.  When Midwest Feed & Grain relocated to New York City, they became known as Garnet Grain, where Larry continued to work for them.  Twenty years later Larry moved back to Kansas City when his company relocated again.  It was in Kansas City Larry retired after 25 years employment.

Larry loved music, attended the Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and was an accomplished pianist.  He also loved his pets.

He is survived by one brother, Edwin Helm, Weatherford, Okla., one sister, Delores Hastings, Perry Iowa, two nieces, Karen Fisk, Perry, Iowa, and Paula Helm, San Antonio, Texas, three great-nephews, Nathan Gross, Perry, Iowa, Seth Herrington, Jared Herrington, San Antonio, Texas, and two great-nieces, Stephanie Gross, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Katrina Herrington, San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an uncle, Cecil Helm, and a nephew, Kevin Fisk.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13,  at Zimmerman Cemetery, Polo.

Arrangements by Park Lawn Lathrop Chapel 816-740-4658

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